Tuesday, February 23, 2021

10:00-11:00am (CST)

So you want to be an antiracist health professions educator…

  • Danica Sumpter, PhD, RN | Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing

The COVID-19 pandemic serves as a black light to illuminate the pre-existing health inequities in the US that are a byproduct of systemic racism. As awareness increases, many health professions educators see and feel the imperative to discuss systemic racism and cultivate an antiracist teaching praxis. Most health professions faculty have not received formal training in teaching, let alone antiracist pedagogy and praxis, so where does one begin? Join this interactive session to dive feet first into the pedagogical principles behind antiracist teaching and learning, and take home some practical strategies you can implement this semester.

Cancer Health Justice Lab: Increasing Diversity through Mentorship, Education, Training, and Service

  • Pamela Valera, MD, MPH | Assistant Professor, Rutgers University School of Public Health
  • Luis Alzate-Duque, MD, Assistant Professor, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Humberto Baquerizo, EdD, Director, Mini-Med School (Pre-Medical Honors Program)
  • Vivian González Cueto, PhD, Assistant Professor
  • Victor Cueto, MD, Assistant Professor
  • Sarah Malarkey, Research Assistant
  • Nadia Smith, Research Assistant
  • Lashida Barnes, Research Intern
  • Asia Lefebre, Research Intern
  • Rachel Cuevas, Research Intern
  • Karina Mercado, Research Intern
  • Juan Bell, Research Intern

The Cancer Health Justice Lab (CHJL) is a multidisciplinary research group committed to addressing social determinants of health in marginalized communities. CHJL combats health disparities through the designing, testing, and implementation of community-based interventions via a robust mentorship program that targets diverse and underrepresented students. Our workshop aims to provide an overview of developing a lab that focuses on addressing health inequities. We invite students, clinicians, and scholars with direct experience in social determinants of health interested in learning more about CHJL and how to engage underrepresented groups in intentional decision-making.

Addressing Health Disparities: Skill Development at an Interprofessional Student-Led Free Clinic

  • Melissa Chen, Clinical Director, Interprofessional Community Clinic | Interprofessional Community Clinic, Rosalind Franklin University
  • Khyati Patel PharmD
  • Danielle Candelario PharmD
  • Yovanna Pomarico MBA
  • Sarah Haag PT DPT
  • Ashka Trivedi DPM
  • Lauren Gard MPH – Chicago Medical School 2023

We will highlight how an interprofessional student-led clinic enables students to develop concrete skills necessary to address SDOH via a case scenario and group discussion. Lessons learned will be shared that can be generalized to other institutions wishing to implement similar co-curricular learning opportunities.

The Interprofessional Community Clinic (ICC) at Rosalind Franklin University (North Chicago, IL) is a student-led free clinic. Mentorship of ICC students provides a unique opportunity to teach and model skills in addressing social determinants of health – a fundamentally practical way to teach anti-racism.

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